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For those of you who check out my handle on Instagram, know how happy I was when I received Bvglari Aqva Divina in the mail last week. As any other woman in her late 20s, I tend to associate people, memories, and the mood depending on fragrances. In fact if you enter my room, you’d find little knick-knacks here and there. Lavender oil on my bed stand or jasmine oil for the diffuser, or the perfume bottles I finish really quickly. Bottom line: I think perfumes are an important part of our lifestyles, and hygiene.
Having said that, I have a confession to make: I don’t believe in typecasting perfumes according to gender. So there’s always a mix of flavours on my dresser.
Launched in February 2015 by iconic jewellery makers, Bvlgari, this is actually the FIRST perfume for WOMEN. The concept is to celebrate the rebirth of Greek goddess Venus, in the heart of Meditterean sea. Alberto Morillas, the creater of this EDT, describes it as an ‘intimate take’ on Boticelli’s Venus.
I feel that this perfume celebrates all things natural, and beautiful.
Like other perfumes from the brand, Bvglari’s Aqva Divina too is an inspiration from a jewellers life. A cut known as Sassi is almost a trademark of Italian jewellers who spend hours on refining irregular stones and transforming them into priceless baubles.
The perfumes takes on the same cut and I think that’s a beautiful touch to the perfume, it adds character and depth to most perfumes by Bvlgari including Pour Homme, Amara to say a few.
White and gold: these colours are classics and usually associated with the iconic beauty of pearls. The undercurrents of oceanic elements are very fresh, a plus for the scorching heat in India.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1235″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]
The first though that came to my mind was that it’s fresh, thanks to its aquatic theme. But I could smell Magnolias: my favourite flower that I haven’t had the fortune to see/smell in my city, only in perfumes.
It’s a mix of floral and aquatic notes that is NOT overpowering at all. I guess that’s something you never need to worry about with Bvlgari.
Here are the notes you’re going to find in Aqva Divine:
Top Notes: Bergamot and Pink Ginger. I guess it’s a mix of freshness along with a citrus zest.
Middle Notes: After a few minutes, I could only smell Magnolia, which is a plus point for me. I m very sensitive to Magnolias and I think subsconcioulsy, our mind tends to look out for ingredients we love already! You can still feel the freshness with a little bit of Quince Essence.
Base Notes: I usually buy a perfume on the basis on the base notes because that’s what you smell like for the rest of the day, and quite frankly the end notes of Beeswax and Nude Amber have proven to be quite addictive. They are very light and some, say it’s a bit woody: a welcome note for someone like me. Again, you don’t have to worry about it being overtly masculine just because it’s woody.
To sum it up….
First Impression? A fresh of breath air in Indian Summers
Will it give me a headache? No, NOT at all
Will the bottle look nice on my dresser? Yes
Should I pick it up at the Duty Free? Do what I do. Spritz some tester and wander off for about 20-30 minutes. See what you smell and if you like it.
The perfume is available in 25 ml, 40 ml and 65 ml at leading stores. Thanks for reading.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]